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Aside from those booby traps and man-made chemicals that the Japanese Imperial Army used to protect their hidden Yamashita treasures, they were also clever enough to utilized natural objects such as water, rocks, and soil as traps. We have already covered water traps in the previous posts. So on this post; we are going to discuss a trap known as “suspended rocks and soil”.

So what exactly is a suspended rock and soil trap?

“Suspended” means that, the rock or soil is attached or supported from above so it won’t fall off. When unsuspecting diggers dug near the supported rock or soil, they will most likely remove the support which will trigger the trap causing the huge rock to collapse the hole.

Let’s have a much detailed illustration about a suspended rock trap.

Basing it in all of my previous treasure hunting experiences, the … Read the rest

If you usually encounter snakes, it’s best to wear a “Snake Proof Hunting boots” for your best protection against snake bites. As a treasure hunter, you will be traveling on places such as in the mountains, forests or land areas covered with thick bushes or grass. At some point, you may accidentally encounter aggressive and venomous snakes.

In the United States, common deadly snakes encountered are the copperheads, coral snakes, cottonmouths and rattle snakes. While in the Philippines, we have the deadly Philippine cobra, pit vipers and also the coral snakes. If you got bitten by any of these kinds of snakes particularly at some remote location then you have very little chances of surviving unless you have the necessary anti-venom.

If it happens that you survived the snake bite by making it to the hospital, your medical treatment will cost you a lot of … Read the rest

When you dig deep down under the ground, there’s a huge chance that you will encounter “natural form of gas” which are produced by the “fossil fuels”. These fossil fuels are actually the decayed remains of plants and animals processed for over a thousand years. And according to science, these gas are mainly made out of hydrocarbon composition primarily “methane gas”.

Some of you my fellow treasure hunters does often encounter methane gas especially when you have dug a very deep depth of hole. It is actually natural to encounter this form of gas but it is also possible that it was setup by the Japanese Imperial Army as a form of trap.

Gold miners also often encounter this form of gas but through their experiences, they already know how to deal with it.

Is methane gas dangerous and toxic?

Methane gas is … Read the rest

According to all medical research, cyanides are quite deadly or lethal type of poison that can immediately take effect against a contaminated victim. It actually comes in many different forms but the most common type used by the Japanese Imperial Army in World War 2 as poison trap was the infamous “glass-encased cyanide capsules”.

These cyanide capsules contains two separate chambers. One of the chambers contains a chemical component called, “Sulphuric Acid” while the other chamber contains a cyanide powder (“Potassium” or “Sodium”). If it happens that a digger accidentally broke the glass, the two components will mix together which produces a colorless fume known as “Hydrogen Cyanide Gas” (HCN). When inhaled, the smell is like a “bitter almond”.

Another common method used by the Japanese Imperial Army for their poison traps was that, they mixed powder type of cyanide on … Read the rest

Many treasure hunters in the Philippines and some other countries actually encounter the dangerous and infamous “Water Trap”. This kind of trap is very common in the Philippines which was setup by the Japanese Imperial Army in WW2 to protect their hidden looted treasures from anyone who attempts to recover them.

Sad to say that it is impossible to escape from a water trap especially when the diggers got caught by surprise while inside the deep bottom hole that they dug. Even if the diggers are good swimmer, the walls will most likely collapse. As a result, the victims will get drowned and buried at the same time.

Most Japanese treasure deposits in the Philippines that were hidden nearby sources of water such as rivers, creeks and streams have a very strong possibility that they are equipped with water traps. So whether you encountered … Read the rest

Aside from the natural dangers of treasure hunting on the field, there are hazardous dangers that you need to be aware about especially when it comes to the hidden Yamashita Treasures in the Philippines. You have to know that the Japanese Imperial Army had their own engineers who carefully planned and genuinely hid their treasures. This was to make sure that no one can easily recover them.

On this post, let us discuss the 5 common hazards of digging the hidden Yamashita Treasure:

1. Poisoned Layer of Soil

Poisoned layer of soil has already been discussed a couple times in the past previous posts.

When you dig a certain positive treasure site, you will encounter layers of soil with different colors. Sometimes they smell pretty bad (like a rotten corpse of a dead animal) or very sweet (like perfume). Being exposed digging on the … Read the rest

Historical records claims that buried “Japanese or Yamashita Treasures” in the Philippines consists of undocumented number of golden Buddha, gold bars, gold/silver coins, jewelries and antiques. Can you just imagine yourself being able to recover any of these items? If you do, you will surely be living in a wealthy life. But despite of the fortune, THs (treasure hunters) are actually risking their lives every time they attempt to dig any of these hidden Japanese treasures.

The JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) back in WW2 (World War II) buried most of their war-loot treasures by equipping them with “dangerous traps”. These traps includes poisonous gas, toxic chemicals and vintage bombs. Many THs actually fell as victims into these traps which unfortunately ended their lives. Thus, THing (treasure hunting) in the Philippines either as profession or hobby must always be treated with “utmost Read the rest

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